Support our democratic traditions by voting for the Sierra Club Board of Directors
The annual election for the Clubs Board of Directors is now underway. In March, those of you who are eligible to vote in the national Sierra Club election will receive in the mail (or by Internet if you chose the electronic delivery option) your national Sierra Club ballot. This will include information on the candidates and where you can find additional information on the Clubs website.
Two years ago the Board started allowing Chapters to make endorsements in the national Club election. Therefore, the Maryland Chapter recommends a vote for Allison Chin and Ken Langton in the upcoming election for Sierra Clubs Board of Directors.
The Sierra Club is a democratically structured organization at all levels. The Club requires the regular flow of views on policy and priorities from its grassroots membership in order to function well. Yearly participation in elections at all Club levels is a major membership obligation. Your Board of Directors is required to stand for election by the membership. This Board sets Club policy and budgets at the national level and works closely with the Executive Director and staff to operate the Club. Voting for candidates who express your views on how the Club should grow and change is both a privilege and responsibility of membership.
Members frequently state that they dont know the candidates and find it difficult to vote without learning more. You can learn more by asking questions of your group and chapter leadership and other experienced members you know. Visit the Clubs election website: www.sierraclub.org/bod/2007 election. This site provides links to additional information about candidates, and their views on a variety of issues facing the Club and the environment.
You should use your own judgment by taking several minutes to read the ballot statement of each candidate. Then make your choices and cast your votes. You will find the ballot is quite straightforward and easy to mark. A growing number of members find the user-friendly Internet-voting option to be very convenient as well as saving postage.
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